Knowledge Exploration in Medical Rule-Based Knowledge Bases

  • Agnieszka Nowak-Brzezińska
  • Tomasz Rybotycki
  • Roman Simiński
  • Małgorzata Przybyła-Kasperek
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10449)


This paper introduces the methodology of domain knowledge exploration in so called rule-based knowledge bases from the medical perspective, but it could easily by transformed into any other domain. The article presents the description of the CluVis software with rules clustering and visualization implementation. The rules are clustered by using hierarchical clustering algorithm and the resulting groups are visualized using the tree maps method. The aim of the paper is to present how to explore the knowledge hidden in rule-based knowledge bases. Experiments include the analysis of the influence of different clustering parameters on the representation of knowledge bases.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Agnieszka Nowak-Brzezińska
    • 1
  • Tomasz Rybotycki
    • 1
  • Roman Simiński
    • 1
  • Małgorzata Przybyła-Kasperek
    • 1
  1. 1.University of SilesiaKatowicePoland

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